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Friday, May 7, 2021

Today’s headlines:

  • Illinois lawmakers are debating whether to permanently allow temporary nursing assistants to take on the duties of a certified nursing assistant in long-term care facilities.

  • U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he hopes negotiations with Republicans on President Biden’s $3 trillion infrastructure bill will produce results “soon.”

  • Champaign County health officials say they’re trying to make it as easy as possible for people to get the COVID vaccine, as demand for the vaccine is dropping.

  • The University of Illinois Urbana campus reported no new COVID-19 cases from testing conducted on Friday. It was the first day in months with no new cases.

In today’s deep dive, a look at the City of Danville’s building demolition program. Illinois Newsroom’s Jim Meadows reports on why the city hopes tearing down now will lead to rebuilding in the future.

Reporting today contributed by Derek Cantu, Christine Herman, and Jim Meadows.

COVID-19 is a rapidly evolving story, and we are working hard to bring you the most up-to-date information. We recommend checking the Coronavirus Information Center for the most recent numbers and guidance.

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Brian Moline

Brian Moline

Brian Moline is the Managing Editor of Illinois Newsroom and host of Morning Edition for Illinois Public Media/WILL. He's been with WILL since 2015, after a long stint at WDWS-AM in Champaign where he covered both news and sports for more than a decade. If you have story or interview ideas, you can reach Brian at bmoline@illinois.edu.

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